On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1931

Historical Events

  • 56th Preakness: George Ellis aboard Mate wins in 1:59

Famous Birthdays

  • Alistair MacFarlane, Engineer and principal (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland)
  • Vance DeVoe Brand, American USN officer and aviator, and NASA astronaut (Apollo 18; STS-5, -41-B & -35), born in Longmont, Colorado

Famous Deaths

  • A[lbert] A[braham] Michelson, American physicist (1907 Nobel), dies at 78
1931 Highlights

About May 9, 1931

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Taurus